Sunday, August 15, 2010

Oh what a beautiful day

Today I can remember why we live on the Sunshine Coast. The weather is just beautiful and we are wearing just t-shirts. The mornings have been a little nippy but we are pleased for the days. A couple of weeks ago we had three lots of interstate visitors, one from South Australia and two from NSW and the weather was not too kind to them. We just love the rain and the sunshine as we know we need both.

We have our eldest granddaughter living with us as she is going to the University of the Sunshine Coast. It is so lovely to have someone young around and makes for more conversation.

God is so good to us in giving us all we need. A roof over our head, food on the table, clothes to wear and people to love.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

What a beautiful country we live in

Last week we had a few days down south east Queensland. We went to Mount Alford. What a magic place, it was so beautiful. Even though the weather was not too sunny the view from where we stayed was so peaceful. We went to a place called Queen Mary Falls, it was also beautiful. We stayed in a lovely B and B that was just so comfortable.

I have some beautiful photos of my granddaughters oversea expedition of the last year or so and they were beautiful too but we do have a lovely country to live in Australia and I thank God continually for his goodness to me to live here.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

What a week can bring

We are well into June now and half the year has already gone. I am loving the weather here on the Sunshine Coast because I can wear warmer clothes and can actually do things without getting so hot.

Last week we lost a dear friend, she was 94 going on 95 so she had a good long life but all the same it is a loss to the family and friends. The last time I saw her she just wanted to go home to be with the Lord and was very peaceful. The thanksgiving service was so lovely, her grandchildren taking part and just saying how much they had loved her and all that she had taught them. She did beautiful craft and passed that onto her family.

I have just made muffins this morning as we are having a friend for lunch, pumpkin soup, toasted sandwiches and muffins, sounds great.

This is the day that the Lord has made - We will rejoice and be glad in it.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Life gives us a lot to look forward to

Here I am again contemplating what lies ahead. I can't believe that it is going to be June in a couple of days, nearly half the year gone already.

This week we will celebrate our 48th wedding anniversary, believe me it has gone so fast. I can remember when I was young if someone had a 50th wedding anniversary they were really old.

Also this week our Kylie will be back from her great adventure in Europe and Switzerland especially. It will be so good to have her back on Australian soil even though we may not see her for a few weeks.

Saw a lovely movie last week called "Letters to Juliet", it was so refreshing to sit through a love story about a man and woman who meet and marry many years after they met when they were very young. Of course not a true story but one that makes you think that love is still in our lives even when we get older.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

A little bit tired today

Today we went to a friends 90th birthday party. It was lovely, she is a little bit hard at remembering who we all were but when you told her who you were she seemed to remember. She is a beautiful christian lady who has served her Lord over nearly a century. She has always had a bubbly personality and always friendly. I remember when I first moved to the Sunshine Coast just on 30 years ago she was so kind to me, introducing me to people, taking me to bible study and just making sure that I was not left on my own. You remember these things about people and more so when you see them honoured in the way she was today.

We have four people honoured in the last couple of weeks for their birthdays and I guess we won't get another invite for a long time. We've had a 90th - 70th - 50th - 40th so feel very social. Shows you how old you are getting when your friends are getting older too.

I am tired tonight but happy that we were included in the party today.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Busy week, but very happy

We have had a busy week this last week. Firstly we had a surprise visit from our darling daughter and two of our granddaughters. We did know that they were coming but not until the last minute only giving us a little time to get excited.

On Saturday night our youngest child had his fortieth birthday party. It was lovely to celebrate with him and his friend who was turning 50, so together they had a 90th birthday. Lovely to catch up with friends once again.

Monday our son had been given a birthday present of a tandem jump from an aeroplane. I spent a lot of time praying and when he jumped, so did my heart. Anyway as usual things I worry about didn't happen and he had an incredible experience although I asked him yesterday if he was ready to do it again this weekend and he said, I don't think so.

Monday afternoon we had a lovely time at a friend's 70th birthday party. It was also liovely to catch us with folk we hadn't seen for a while.

A busy week but a lovely one.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


I have been doing a lot of contemplating life lately. Last night I couldn't sleep very well and listening to overnight talk-back radio I heard a guy talking about depression. He said that most of the things we worried about are enlarged in our minds and make us depressed if we have this tendency.

It made me think of the things that I have been anxious about and realise that most of these things have either never happened or if they did, not near as bad as I had thought.

I thank God for his grace to me and the fact that He is always with me. And I thank Him because I have such a loving family, a husband, two beautiful sons and a beautiful daughter, a lovely son-in-law, a lovely daughter-in-law and 12 grandchildren.

Yesterday we had a trip to Brisbane for a medical appointment and I am so THANKFUL that we live on the Sunshine Coast, the traffic was horrible. It's still raining here, the grass is so green, I guess it will stop soon.